, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 2201–2208 | Cite as

Cellulose nanopaper with controllable optical haze and high efficiency ultraviolet blocking for flexible optoelectronics

  • Zhao ZhangEmail author
  • Fafa Song
  • Meng Zhang
  • Hui Chang
  • Xiya Zhang
  • Xinping LiEmail author
  • Xunjin Zhu
  • Xingqiang Lü
  • Yaoyu Wang
  • Kecheng Li


For Zn-nanopapers obtained from grafting of Zn(II)-terpyridine complex (Zn-tpy) into tCNFs (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical, TEMPO, oxidized cellulose nanofibrils), their optical hazes were first found to be highly dependent on alcohol-characteristic solvent stimulation. By addressing the controllable issue of benzyl alcohol (BA) disposal, the optical haze of Zn-nanopaper was adjusted to regulate from BA-induced instability wrinkling and swelling patterns, which was dictated by Zn-nanopaper thickness. Moreover, upon long-term UV radiation, these Zn-nanopapers exhibited stable UV-blocking, which, together with the optical haze adjustment, offered an opportunity for utilization in fluorescent lamps, flat panel displays or glass walls.

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Post-processing Controllable optical haze UV-blocking Zn(II)-terpyridine Oxidized cellulose nanofibrils 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21703131, 31370578), Doctoral Scientific Research Foundation of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (2016BJ-40). State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering (201821).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhao Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Fafa Song
    • 1
  • Meng Zhang
    • 1
  • Hui Chang
    • 3
  • Xiya Zhang
    • 1
  • Xinping Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xunjin Zhu
    • 4
  • Xingqiang Lü
    • 3
  • Yaoyu Wang
    • 3
  • Kecheng Li
    • 5
  1. 1.College of Bioresources Chemical and Materials EngineeringShaanxi University of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Northwest UniversityXi’anChina
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryHong Kong Baptist UniversityKowloon TongChina
  5. 5.Chemical and Paper EngineeringWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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